Alec Pierce was a major piece of the Cincinnati Bearcats great season that led to them becoming the first Group of 5 team to make the College Football Playoffs. Not only was Pierce one of projected first-round pick quarterback Desmond Ridder, but he also comes in at 6-foot-3.
In 2021, Pierce led the Bearcats in receptions with 52, receiving yards with 884, and receiving touchdowns with 8. He was the main target of Ridder’s deep balls as he averaged 17 yards per reception.
The Dolphins attempted to make things work with Will Fuller, the former Pro-Bowler, after signing him to a one-year deal away from the Houston Texans. Not bringing back Fuller would save the team cap in order to go after big-time offensive lineman.
Pierce may not be at the same level as Fuller, but he would be a cheaper and younger option without the injury history. Fuller was only available for two games for the Dolphins on the season due to both suspension and injuries.
Pierce should be around in the third round come draft time, and it is a position the Dolphins need to improve. Unless the team falls in love with another wideout, Pierce could bring a solid ceiling to a stagnant Dolphins offense.